The Unusual Suspects – a group of four actresses – produce a mixed bag of comedy sketches in this show. The hits included a perceptive piece on Waitrose rioters and a nanny looking after two demented young children; on the other hand, some of the sketches are merely tabloid-inspired celebrity role-plays, including monologues from Cheryl Cole and Ant n Dec, while some attempts to get laughs through being rude seemed very am-dram. There is a good balance between the surreal and the realistic in the sketches, though, and the props are hilarious, but the cast can sometimes be guilty of over-acting. Although brilliant in parts, this generally wasn’t as creative as some of the other sketch shows at the Fringe, though the group clearly have some potential.
Just The Tonic at The Caves, 3-25 Aug (not 14), 12pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Nathaniel Meyers]